Balkrishna Doshi Wins Royal Gold Medal 2022

Balkrishna Doshi, the most defining architect of post-independent India, won the Royal Gold Medal 2022 in recognition of his lifetime work of over seven decades as a thinker, architect and academic. The award, instituted by the UK’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is among the highest honours in the world for architecture.

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (born 1927) is an Indian architect.

He is considered to be an important figure of Indian architecture and noted for his contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India.

Having worked under Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, he is a pioneer of modernist and brutalist architecture in India.

His more noteworthy designs include the IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, NIFT Delhi, Amdavad ni Gufa, CEPT University, and the Aranya Low Cost Housing development in Indore which was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

In 2018, he became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is considered one of the most prestigious prizes in architecture.

He has also been awarded the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.

He has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal for 2022.